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Richard Rodgers Theatre

Narrated by a tiger being held captive, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo follows the intertwined lives of two American Marines and one Iraqi gardener as they search through the rubble of war for friendship, redemption and a toilet seat made of gold.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jul. 3, 2011.

Richard Rodgers Theatre

226 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

Previews Mar 11, 2011
Opening Mar 31, 2011
Closing Jul 3, 2011


What Is the Story of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo?
Bengal Tiger follows the interweaving lives of a group of people in Baghdad during the Iraq war. The story begins while two American soldiers guard a caged tiger inside the Baghdad Zoo. When the tiger tries to attack one man, the other shoots the animal. The ghost of the tiger soon begins to haunt the soldier as those around the soldier begin to suspect he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The story also focuses on an Iraqi translator working with the Americans who hallucinates conversations with his deceased former employer, Uday Hussein (son of Saddam).

Critics' Reviews

"Dark and disturbing but also corrosively funny, Rajiv Joseph’s play set during the early days of the Iraq War is an exotic original."

Review by David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter

"[Robin Williams] gives a performance of focused intelligence and integrity, embodying the animal who becomes the play’s questioning conscience with a savage bite that never loosens its grip"

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

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